Tuesday 25 November 2014

John Terry highs and lows

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2002 LOW - Terry and Chelsea team-mate Jody Morris are cleared after being charged with assault and affray in connection with a nightclub incident. Terry, uncapped at the time, is ruled out of the World Cup by the FA until the legal case is completed
2003 HIGH - Makes England debut as substitute against Serbia and Montenegro in June
2001 - LOW - Terry one of a group of players fined two weeks' wages by Chelsea after their behaviour at a Heathrow hotel is criticised on the day after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
2004 HIGH - Appointed Chelsea captain as the successor to Marcel Desailly in the August
2006 HIGH - Succeeds David Beckham as England captain
2008 - LOW - Misses crucial kick in a penalty shoot-out to decide the Champions League final against Manchester United...
...as United went on to win the trophy
2010 LOW - Terry is named as the sportsman behind a gagging injunction involving his private life. A court order had previously been in place, covering an alleged relationship between married Terry and French model Vanessa Perroncel
...who was a former partner of team-mate Wayne Bridge
2010 LOW - Bridge refuses to shake Terry's hand before Chelsea's match with Manchester City on Feb 27
2010 LOW - Is axed as England captain in February following a meeting with Fabio Capello
2011 HIGH - Is restored to the role of permanent England captain by Capello in March
Oct 2011 LOW - Terry is accused of making a racist slur against Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's defeat at QPR. A police investigation is launched which culminates in the Crown Prosecution Service announcing that charges would be brought. In February 2012, West London Magistrates' Court rules that Terry should stand trial in the week beginning July 9
Feb 2012 LOW - Terry is stripped of the England captaincy for a second time. The decision was taken by members of the 14-strong FA board, without consulting Capello. Capello resigns as England manager on Feb 8, two days after criticising the decision to strip Terry of the captaincy
April 2012 LOW - Is shown a straight red during Chelsea's Champions League semi-final second leg at Barcelona. Chelsea still manage to progress despite his dismissal
July 2012 HIGH - Is cleared at Westminster Magistrates' Court of making a racist insult to Ferdinand, but two weeks later is charged by the FA with using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards the QPR defender. Terry denies the charge and requests a personal hearing
Sept 2012 LOW - Announces retirement from international football shortly before start of his personal hearing to answer the FA charge

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